Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Monday 21 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Tuesday 22 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Wednesday 23 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Thursday 24 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Community Summer Theatre Workshop
Friday 25 August10am-4pm

Summer Theatre Workshops

Workshop for children aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on the Friday afternoon.  Props gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama and the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others.  Props is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.

This is part of a weeklong group of daily workshops running from

Monday 21 to Friday 25 of August.


£5 per session (Props/Anvil members free)
Community
PROPS Children's Show


Friday 25 August3pm

PROPS CHILDREN'S SHOW

A production by PROPS Theatre School at the culmination of their weeklong workshops here at the Ucheldre Centre


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: Yerma
Thursday 31 August7pm

NT Live: Yerma

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

This unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph).

Billie Piper won the Evening Standard and Olivier Best Actress award for this role and the production won the Olivier Award for Best Revival.

Please note that the performance of Yerma includes strobe lighting.

For trailer please click here

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast John le Carré:
An Evening with
George Smiley
Thursday 7 September7.45pm

John Le Carré

An Evening with George Smiley  (12A)

Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful description s of the War on Terror in The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man and A Delicate Truth, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century.

In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In conversation le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby bespectacled spy, George Smiley.


2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live: The Magic Flute (Mozart) Wednesday 20 September7.15pm

ROH Opera Live: The Magic Flute (Mozart)

 

Prince Tamino (Mauro Peter) promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina (Siobhan Stagg) from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno (Roderick Williams) – but all is not as it seems…


Mozart’s The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s classic production embracing both the seriousness and comedy of the piece. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.  Julia Jones conducts this glorious opera.

Sung in German with English surtitles

To see a short trailer please click here

3hrs 10 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live: La Bohéme (Puccini) Tuesday 3 October7.15pm

ROH Opera Live: La Bohéme (Puccini)

 When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecieñ

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
2hrs 35 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast National Theatre Live: Hamlet Friday 6 October7pm

Hamlet (Shakespeare)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.


As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions

 
3hrs 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live Encore: Norma Sunday 8 October5.55pm

MET Live Encore: Norma (Bellini)

 

 (A New Production)

This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa (a casting coup for bel canto fans). Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
2hrs 35 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: Coriolanus
Wednesday 11 October7pm

Coriolanus

This is the fourth and final in the RSC’s Rome Season which showcases four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody plays, set in and around ancient Rome. Coriolanus is directed by Angus Jackson.

 As famine stalks Rome and the citizens rise up. The rioting is halted by war and Caius Martius leads the Roman Army to victory, but the people turn against him and he is banished.  He vows revenge and returns at the head of the Volscian army to march on Rome. 

Designed by Robert Innes Hopkins. All four plays in this season share a great creative team. This, together with a reconfiguration of the stage, will bring an added intimacy to what will be a brutal but thrilling programme.

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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Broadcast Met Opera Live:
Die Zauberflöte
Saturday 14 October5.55pm

MET Live Encore: Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.



With an amazing cast :

Pamina - Golda Schultz, Queen of the Night - Kathryn Lewek, Tamino - Charles Castronovo,

Papageno - Markus Werba and Sarastro - René Papa


With a clever use of puppetry, this looks to be a very lively and colourful production.

Sung in German with English surtitles

3hrs 29
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Monday 23 October7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…

 

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.


2hrs 50 including one interval
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture